If you’re new to the beauty and adventure of the Sunshine Coast, you may wonder, “I’m a city dweller. What do I bring?” Well, wonder no more. Below is my suggested packing list for a visit in the spring or summer. Sneakers – A must. The hiking trails are calling your name. Flip flops / … More What to pack?
Las Vegas is one of those places that screams “rite of passage”. Most adults over 21 years old have been at least once, and some — particularly residents of the Pacific Northwest — consider it a quick and convenient getaway. Recently, I went with two girlfriends from university. It was my first girls trip, and … More All that glitters is not gold
Owning a vacation rental outside of town is great… until you realize you have to do supply runs. Recently, Eric and I visited Sechelt to run errands and finish setting up our place for spring and summer. Since we were expecting guests on the weekend, we decided to do it on a Friday. We headed … More 24 Hours in Sechelt
On Friday, we took our daughter to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for the special concert on Harry Potter, Chamber of Secrets. Qianna is a big Harry Potter fan, so we figured it would be a nice family night out. We were right — we had a great time! For those who are not familiar with … More Family Date at Hogwarts!
The title is misleading, as this is not about Mexico at all. It’s about our trip from Puerto Vallarta to Vancouver, connecting through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). As you may have read in parte uno of this series, Eric and I prefer to travel light. I once travelled solo to Israel and Jordan for … More Viva México! (parte tres)
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Mexico! Our resort was in Nuevo Vallarta, outside of Puerto Vallarta proper. In no particular order (except the first), here are the highlights: People: As you may know, I’m Chinese and Eric is Filipino. I was born in Asia, whereas Eric was born in Canada. In fact, he … More Viva México! (parte dos)
…. and we’re back! Sorry about the hiatus. If you’ve read our “About” page, you know that we love travelling. Last week, we went to Mexico for 5 nights while Eric’s daughter visited Disneyland with her school orchestra. It was the first time for both of us, which, in and of itself, was wonderful because we shared … More Viva México! (parte uno)
… otherwise known as our long list of to-dos after we took possession. Oy! We’ve now listed the place on Airbnb, and to this day we’re not listed on any other websites. We actually listed on Airbnb before we technically owned the place but that’s another story. We gave ourselves two weekends to get it ready, … More Ready, set, action!
Even though Tillicum Bay Retreat has a full kitchen with all the gadgets you’d need to cook up a storm, some guests prefer to eat out and have asked us for restaurant recommendations. While we’re not true locals, we have been to the Sunshine Coast enough times to have a few favourites, which we’re sharing … More Where’s the #nomnom?
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This past week, seven of us piled into Dad’s trailblazer and spent a few days at Tilicum Bay Retreat in Sechelt, BC. We ate food, went exploring, ate more food, played some games, ate more food and cuddled Judah. If you want to have a great time and relax somewhere…